L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs



Build valuable connections

Take advantage of advising, career services, internships, student organizations and more.

The Wilder School connects you from day one to make sure you have the resources you need to succeed. Our advising staff offers invaluable academic support, and our Office of Student Success provides career services and internship programs to all students within the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs.

Our students offer each other a lot, too — at the Wilder School, you’re part of a diverse network of peers you can learn from and build valuable relationships with throughout your career. You’ll connect with undergraduates, graduate students and professionals from across our academic areas.

Develop as a leader, meet like-minded peers and serve the community through service learning or in one of the organizations below. Whatever your interests, the Wilder School offers an opportunity that matches.

Office of Student Success Programming

At the Office of Student Success, we provide programming to promote and support your professional development and preparation for careers in government and public affairs.

Government, nonprofit, state and local agencies partner with us to engage with students and share internship and career opportunities.

We provide a range of professional workshops and employer engagement opportunities to help you as you build your professional brand.

OSS Fall 2018 Programming


Major August & September Events 

Wednesday, August 21 - Welcome Week Student Panel: Keys to Success
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Raleigh Bldg., Room 1013
Thursday, September 6 - Get in Gear Event: Careers with the FBI
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Raleigh Building, Room 1013
Monday, September 10 - VA Capitol Semester Internship Program Virtual Information Session
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Join URL: https://vcu.zoom.us/j/740193128
Tuesday, September 25 - Get in Gear Event: Careers in Policing
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, MCALC (Academic Learning Commons), Room 2201


Find a job

We want to make sure Wilder students land great jobs. To help that happen, we use the Handshake portal to post internships and job opportunities at government agencies, nonprofits and private firms engaged in public sector work. Take a look to find your first (or next) career move.

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